Big Kahuna Snakes & Ladders

Big Kahuna - Snakes and Ladders

If you liked the Big Kahuna pokie then you will love this sequel to the popular game which sticks slightly to the original format but adds some twists and turns to amp up the fun. Maneuver through the jungle to capture the Big Kahuna mask with a theme that mimics the children’s Snakes and Ladders board game.

Big Kahuna S&L is a video pokie with 5 reels and 15 pay lines. With coin sizes ranging from .01 to .25 and 20 coins available, you can place a maximum bet 300 coins to potentially win the main jackpot of 5,000 coins. Add to the mix extra features like random free spins, wilds, and a zany bonus game where you can win a maximum pay of 30,000 coins and you have a very amusing diversion.

Big Kahuna - Snakes and Ladders pokie

Graphics & Theme

With the deep jungle mountains creating the background in rich greens and blues, and the contrasting pastels of the reels this game offers a colourful and bright palette with symbols comparable to the original Big Kahuna – various tropical fruits, a huge kimodo dragon, jungle girl and jungle boy and a happy monkey all backed by jungle drums and startling jungle sounds that mark a payout or a bonus.

Special Effects

The Big Kahuna logo is the wild symbol which will complete a winning combination and double all payouts when it does. Every now and then you might be randomly awarded 5 Free spins and all winnings are 2x when this feature is activated. The morphed Snake & Ladder is the scatter symbol, appearing on 1st, 3rd and 5th reel. Either 2 or 3 will pay out and 3 will activate the bonus round.

The bonus games will open into a second screen and is a mission to attempt to retrieve the Kahuna mask at the top of the board. It is styled to represent a board game and if you do manage to make it to the gold mask, you’ll receive the greatest bonus payout but, even if you don’t, there are milestone prizes along the way. Six dice are offered to you and you can roll each to move around the board with a free roll given for rolling a 6.

Big Kahuna - Snakes and Ladders paytable

If you land on a ladder you follow it to advance upwards and if you land on a snake, you slide backwards in the game, similar to the traditional snakes and ladders game. You can decide to take the money and run at any time in the game of risk hitting a snake and press on. Be sure to pay attention to the hanging shrunken heads that act as something of a peanut gallery to the bonus game. They’re a hoot! The game also offers an expert mode with autoplay available to enable.


Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders is quite an engaging little romp with lots of diversionary bonus features and mid-sized payouts that make for a great way to pass the time. Recommended for novices and experts alike.

Quick Facts
Theme Monkeys and Hawaii
Reels 5
Special Features Wilds, scatters, bonus game, random free spins
Paylines 15 lines
Bet per line $0.01 – $1.00
Max bet $225
Maximum win $30,000
Progressive jackpot No
Theoretical payout 96.87%
Software Provider Microgaming

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